Communication 101

Clear communication is vital to exist in a good relationship with anyone! In your marriage, family, workplace and with teachers, friends, neighbors, and everyone with whom you come into contact. We were taught to not talk to strangers when we were young. But how should we talk to the people who matter most to us?

When good communication is happening, both parties are happy. They feel heard, understood, valued and satisfied in their relationship. Could your interactions with others benefit from a focused look and application of essential communication skills?

This Communication 101 (Essentials) class will help participants:

  • Intently listen for deeper meaning to the speaker
  • Gain deeper understanding of yourself and others
  • Identify the power of your tone and nonverbal communication
  • Recognize safe people and build and enforce healthy boundaries with others
  • Learn about primary emotions imbedded underneath surface emotions and behavioral actions
  • Enjoy deeper, more meaningful relationships!

Who should attend?

This class is appropriate for individuals and couples ages 12-99. The only requirement is to know at least one other human being with whom you desire to talk differently and can practice a new approach. Participants will learn and practice how to understand and engage in deeper interpersonal communication to develop more satisfying relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, supervisors, teachers, neighbors, and others.

Click Class Registration to see current dates and to register and pay for classes.

Email us if you are interested in this class. Often we can schedule a class within a month or two if we have a few interested participants.


What Else Can I Do?

Learn calming and relaxation strategies to help deescalate conflict in the Beating Stress & Anxiety class.

Develop clear and healthy boundaries and learn why we need them in the Healthy Boundaries series.

Gain confidence in speaking your thoughts and feelings by attending the Speaking Confidently & Assertively class.

For couples, to read numerous ideas to help you build couple closeness, see the book 40 Forms of Intimacy: Integrating Daily Connection into Your Couple Relationship by Alex A. Avila.

For couples, attend the two-day Hold Me Tight™ Couple Workshop to go much deeper with your partner.

For men getting married, learn more practical communication skills at Men’s Marriage Bootcamp.

For couples getting engaged and married, attend the PREPARE-ENRICH Group Program.

For parents, get on the same page with your parenting approach and learn to speak confidently using skills from the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® class.